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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Palestine Cry: Parousia of Jesus Christ Our Lord: Traditional Catholic Prayers: Christmas in Palestine

God and His Messiah Jesus Christ our Lord - our right and duty to witness to Him: ADVENT OF THE ANTI-CHRIST

"And why is the rightful, holy resistance of the Palestinian people against oppression, loss of homeland, loss of dignity and human rights branded as “terrorism” and the Palestinian people branded as terrorists by the same people who murdered them and stole their homeland?

And how did this, one of the greatest of human tragedies begin, and who was responsible for perpetrating it, and who is still fostering it and allowing it to continue and remain as a blot on the forehead of the civilized, God worshipping humanity; for it is nothing less than a crime against God?

And those alien despoilers of the Palestinian People, calling themselves “Zionist Jews”, claim that they are the “remnants” of the dispersed tribes of Israel who have “returned home” to their “promised land”. But no more falsity had ever been uttered, and no more blasphemy had ever been ejaculated!"

See herein where the twelves princes that are promised to Ishmael in mirror type of the twelve princes given to Israel in the Bible in promise of the Messiah who came, for He is Our Lord Jesus Christ and no other: The Final Trial: The Truth: The coming of the Antichrist, ad-Dajjal. In both cases, for the twelve to be construed as a special enumeration of racial blessing is absolute apostasy from God and His Christ. Our Lord Jesus Christ came to save all, without favorites of any sort, who confess Him as the Messiah.

Traditional Catholic Prayers: Christmas in Palestine



The Point

Edited Under Fr. Leonard Feeney M.I.C.M. — Saint Benedict CenterDecember, 1956

This Christmas men are looking to the Holy Land, and they are listening — not for the strains of “Glory to God in the Highest,” but for the sounds of war upon earth. And we might say: It is just. God long ago crashed the Temple of Jerusalem to the ground, and cursed its people, the Jews, to be forever homeless and wandering. If the world has defied this Divine judgment and supported a Jewish return to Palestine, then let the world bear the consequences of God’s righteous anger.

But this leaves a greater part unsaid. For the Holy Land is infinitely more than a geographical locality which God has forbidden to the Jews. It is, for all time, the precious countryside where God became the Child of a Virginal Mother, and where God as Man walked and taught and died for us. It is, indeed, God’s Land.

If, therefore, we are anxious this Christmas, our concern is this: The leaders of our nation have proposed that Christian boys be ready to shed their blood in order to make the Jews secure within the borders of the Holy Land. But should this happen, should Christian lives be spent to keep God’s Land in the hands of His crucifiers, the price of such betrayal will not be confined to the deserts of the East. We will be paying, in kind, on bloody Main Street, U. S. A.

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Soon, the Jews of America will be trying once more to jostle Christmas from its place as the nation’s chief interest in late December. As elbow for this endeavor, the Jews will rely again on their festival of Chanukah — once a minor holiday but recently seized on because of its timely Yuletide occurrence and now celebrated with all the blare and bluster the Jews can produce.Though originally set up in 165 B. C., the observance of Chanukah (Hebrew for “Dedication”) has long since lost its holy, Old Testament meaning. Thus, when Jewish leaders decided a few years back to revive and exalt the holiday, they found it expedient also to invest it with a fresh and acceptable significance. They have, accordingly, made it an annual practice to hire the principal halls in the principal cities of the country for the staging of special Chanukah pageants. These loudly-trumpeted extravaganzas (“Inspiring — Breathtaking — Spectacular”) oppose the Birth of the true Messias by dramatizing, with the solemnity of religious ritual, the birth of their own messianic empire: the Jewish state of Israel.

It is, of course, true that the Jews would have been eager to exploit any one of their festivals that was opportune in order to affront the beauty and singularity of Christmas. Yet Chanukah is especially suited for such a use — because it was on that day that Our Lord revealed Himself to the Jews as the Messias, and, for doing so, was almost stoned. The story is told in the Holy Gospel of Saint John (Chap. 10, v. 22-39):

“And the Dedication was in Jerusalem: and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in Salomon’s porch. The Jews therefore compassed him round about, and said to him, How long doest thou hold our soul in suspense? If thou be Christ, tell us openly. Jesus answered them, I speak to you: and you believe not, the works that I do in the name of my Father, they give testimony of me, but you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep. My sheep hear my voice: and I know them, and they follow me. And I give them life everlasting: and they shall not perish for ever, and no man shall pluck them out of my hand. My father, that which he hath given me, is greater than all: and no man can pluck them out of the hand of my father. I and the Father are one. The Jews took up stones, to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works I have showed you from my father, for which of those works do you stone me? The Jews answered him, For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy, and because thou being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, that I said, you are God’s? If he called them God’s, to whom the word of God was made, and the scripture can not be broken: whom the Father hath sanctified and sent into the world, say you, That thou blasphemest, because I said I am the son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, and if you will not believe me, believe the works: that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father. They sought therefore to apprehend him: and he went forth out of their hands.”
Because it is reckoned by the Jewish calendar, the day on which Chanukah falls may vary from year to year by as much as a month. This year it is due to fall on its earliest possible date. But Jews have never been ones to let liturgical niceties stand in the way of more vital considerations, and so, the Jews of Boston (the only segment of whose plans we have heard) are making an adroit adjustment in their schedule. Their annual Chanukah pageant at the Boston Garden will be held this year, not when the calendar says Chanukah should occur, but some three weeks later, on December the twenty-third — just a stone’s throw from Christmas.
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The pride of Jewish rural life is the “kibbutz,” a sort of collective farm settlement, of which there are presently some 250 well-populated examples in the state of Israel. A recent volume to swell the praises of these communes is Harvard University Press’ Kibbutz, Venture in Utopia. The following two extracts from this book provide a raw, startling picture of the Jews who today inhabit the Land of Christ’s Birth:
“In its attempt to create a better world, the kibbutz has found that it faces considerable opposition, and it has come to view this opposition with an intense hatred. Indeed, it is not unfair to say the kibbutz hates almost everybody, since it views almost everybody as an opponent. Outside of Israel, all the ‘bourgeois’ countries are hated, and only the Soviet Union and ‘People’s Democracies’ are ‘loved.’
“As for marriage, they believed — and still believe — that a union between a man and woman was their own affair, to be entered into on the basis of love and to be broken at the termination of love; neither the union nor the separation were to require the permission or the sanction of the community. Today, for example, if a couple wishes to marry, the partners merely ask for a joint room; if they wish a divorce, they return to separate rooms.”
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Each year when the Church commemorates the arrival of the Magi at Bethlehem, on the Feast of the Epiphany, our priests are required to read, as an integral part of their Breviary prayers, the following homily by Pope Saint Gregory the Great:
“All things which He had made, bore witness that their Maker was come ... And yet, up to this very hour, the hearts of the unbelieving Jews will not acknowledge that He, to Whom all nature gave testimony, is their God. Being more hardened than the rocks, the Jews refuse to be rent by repentance.”
This is but one instance of what the Jews would term the “anti-Semitism” of the Church’s Advent and Christmas Season liturgy. With the possible exception of Holy Week in Lent, there is no period in the whole liturgical year which more emphasizes the bridgeless chasm separating Christian faith and Jewish infidelity.From Advent through the Epiphany Octave, the texts of the Mass and the Divine Office resound repeatedly with that theme which is at once the fulfilled expectation of the Jews of the Old Law, and the indictment of the deicide Jews of today:
“Behold, O Israel, your king ... Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, for the day of the Lord is nigh ... It is the birth of the Christ, O Jerusalem ... The Savior of the world will be our King ... He shall sit upon the throne of David His father.”
These are the tidings of great joy which plague the Jews as sorely this December as they did more than nineteen hundred years ago. And among these tidings there is, for the Jews, no more hateful information than the exultant shouts that the Baby of Bethlehem is the true Son of David, inheriting a royal title from His foster father, Saint Joseph, and royal blood from His Spotless Mother, the Virgin Mary. It was precisely to attack this central truth of Christmas that the rabbis of the early Christian centuries concocted that unprintably-filthy version of the Birth of Christ which is now found in the Jews’ “holy” book, the Talmud. We have determined never to reprint, in direct quotation, these blasphemous assaults against the purity of the Mother of God. But that they were invented by the rabbis, for the express purpose of challenging Our Lord’s title to the Throne of David, is abundantly admitted by Jewish authorities. The Jewish Encyclopedia, for example, blithely states, in its article on “Jesus,” that, “For polemical purposes it was necessary for the Jews to insist on the illegitimacy of Jesus as against the Davidic descent claimed by the Christian Church.”At no point in the Christmas liturgy, however, does the Church’s consciousness of Jewish perfidy becloud her joy at the Birth of the Messias. In this spirit, therefore, we anticipate the coming gladness, and leave our readers with that jubilant exhortation from the Third Mass of Christmas:
“Come ye Gentiles and adore the Lord, for this day a great light hath descended upon the earth!”

Palestine Cry: Traditional Catholic Prayers: Christian and Muslim together

Traditional Catholic Prayers: Christian and Muslim together

The three Magi and their caravan seeking out the Messiah (the Most High Anointed King) of Israel, Jesus Christ.

First Kathisma, Zabin - Psalm of
David’s. Without Superscription among the Hebrews, 1.
Blessed is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of the pestilent. But his will is rather in the law of the Lord, and in His law will he meditate day and night. And he shall be like the tree which is planted by the streams of the waters, which shall bring forth its fruit in its season; and its leaf shall not fall, and all things whatsoever he may do shall prosper. Not so are the ungodly, not so; but rather they are like the chaff which the wind doth hurl away from the face of the earth. For this reason shall the ungodly not stand up in judgement, nor sinners in the council of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous, and the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Tell El Obeid

This is what is left of the Tower of Babel Ubaid: Tell El-Ubaid that had stood in the plain of Shinar (Mesopotamia - modern Iraq) that God punished the people for building and divided their language into many conflicting tongues to prevent them from accomplishing their aim of storming heaven and acting as gods over the whole earth. The idea of trying to say that curse extends to today to the modern Iraqi people or that they are somehow sacred as opposed to other people because of the Tower of Babel and where it stood is absurd. All people on earth are equally descended from the inhabitants of Mesopotamia of that time. That was somewhat after the flood of Noah.

See: Genesis 11:1-9

1 And the earth was of one tongue, and of the same speech. 2 And when they removed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Sennaar, and dwelt in it. 3 And each one said to his neighbour: Come, let us make brick, and bake them with fire. And they had brick instead of stones, and slime instead of mortar. 4 And they said: Come, let us make a city and a tower, the top whereof may reach to heaven: and let us make our name famous before we be scattered abroad into all lands. 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of Adam were building.

6 And he said: Behold, it is one people, and all have one tongue: and they have begun to do this, neither will they leave off from their designs, till they accomplish them in deed. 7 Come ye, therefore, let us go down, and there confound their tongue, that they may not understand one another's speech. 8 And so the Lord scattered them from that place into all lands, and they ceased to build the city. 9 And therefore the name thereof was called Babel, because there the language of the whole earth was confounded: and from thence the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of all countries.

Notice that all people are still referred to as the children of Adam at that point. Ur of the Chaldees, where Abram was called out of by God and then later renamed Abraham, is just a few miles away from where Tell El-Ubaid is. The single tongue mentioned is that of Heber who did not lend himself to the effort that offended God. Hence Biblical Hebrew, which is the original language of Adam and therefore all people trace their language to Adam, as they do equally their ancestry, is sacred in the Old Testament as a language given by God to ALL his faithful. All languages descend from Biblical Hebrew. The closest modern spoken languages are classical Arabic and the Chaldaean liturgical language of the ancient Chaldaean Church and Assyro-Aramaic of the ancient Assyrian Church and the Palestinian Aramaic of the mother of all the churches, the Church of Jerusalem which continues unbroken from the time of Christ down to today in Palestine. Coptic is closely allied.

We Christians and Muslims worship the same God, Allah (SWT) and have our Religious linguistic roots closely allied. Maltese and Arabic speaking Christians as well as Muslims naturally call upon God as Allah, which is from the Biblical Hebrew name of God, Eloah.

To try and build the temple of Remphan where the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque now stand (picture - dome of the Rock) in the Noble Sanctuary is an act of extreme Dajjal, Antichrist, blasphemy against God, that must not be tolerated by faithful Christians and Muslims.

God voided the covenant

The core of the "Israeli" lie is that they are the people that God made a land covenant with in the area called Palestine for nearly two thousand years. In the Book of Deuteronomy, Chapters 28 -- 32 God explicitly tells Moses that the ancient Israelites will trangress the land covenant with God and God will void the covenant permanently and cast them out.

Especially see:

Dt. 31:16,17

"And the Lord said to Moses: Behold thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, and this people rising up will go a fornicating after strange gods in the land, to which they goeth in to dwell: there will they forsake me, and will void the covenant, which I have made with them,
And my wrath shall be kindled against them in that day: and I will forsake them, and will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured: all evils and afflictions shall find them, so that they shall say in that day: In truth it is because God is not with me, that these evils have found me."

This came to pass forevermore exactly as Our Lord Jesus Christ said 1500 years later when He prophesied the utter destruction of the Temple. That destruction occurred in 70 A.D. God also granted the descendants of Ishmael the land {this covenant has never been revoked by God but instead expanded on in God's revelation of Islam to Muhammad (PBUH)} since God was done with land covenants that had the specific purpose of pointing to His revelation of the Messiah with the Incarnation, Death and Burial and Resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ. For, as the Church Fathers taught, the land covenant was only a type of the Resurrection of Christ, and the resurrection of all men by virtue of the Cross of Christ – His Kenosis.

17 And God heard the voice of the boy [Ishmael]: and an angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, saying: What art thou doing, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the boy, from the place wherein he is.
18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation."

From that land covenant with Ishmael, God, Allah (SWT) brought forth the covenant with people revealed first to the Arab people which is Islam and that is at the same time a total reaffirmation of the covenants with Moses and with Christians through the only Messiah who is Jesus Christ. That covenant of Islam is written in classical Arabic - the Holy Qur'an. Classical Arabic is the coming together of the pre-classical Arabic and Aramaic which are descended from ancient Biblical Hebrew. The New Testament and Old Testament Septuagint are in Koine Greek (an amalgam or construct of all five Greek dialects at that time beginning with the most classical Attic). The Septuagint is a divinely inspired translation of the Biblical Hebrew just as the Septuagint New Testament, the Injil, is the divinely inspired record of Our Lord Jesus Christ's coming to earth at His incarnation. Masoretic Hebrew and worse yet, modern Hebrew, are corruptions. The Talmud is a mockery and utterly devoid of truth; it has nothing to do with God's word in the Bible.

The Bible, Old and New Testaments, and the Qur'an are all the Holy books of God.

Christians and Muslims together is a blessing willed by God.

The impostors in the Holy Land who call themselves "Israelis" and "Jews" and claim God gave them the land are not Semites but instead totally predominantly are Khazars converted to Talmudism and not anything to do with any Israelite covenant with God. They are speakers of just about any corruption - yiddish, modern Hebrew etc., and not the language of Adam, Enoch, Noah, Heber, Moses, David, Elijah and Jesus Christ. They are intruders who broke every international law and law of man imaginable in order to pillage the Holy Land from its rightful inhabitants who are the Palestinians, both Christian and Muslim. In return the Arab Christians and Muslims have shown themselves true sons and daughters of the patriarchs, prophets and ancient Church and all faithful who are rightfully termed Catholic, that is universally throughout all time those who worship the true God and follow His commands, and Muslims - for Islam has the exact same meaning as Catholic here. To show themselves true to God the Christians and Muslims have stood for God and His truth, and extended in exchange for the villainy committed against them, the offer of true peace with even the interlopers who invaded their land. Instead, the interlopers have created a Diabolical wall, that at the same time creates the largest open air concentration camp - Gaza, and even fences the Jews into yet another, this time again, self made ghetto. That is nothing but Satanic envy and idiocy. Pray for the peace of Palestine, and when Saints Enoch and Elijah return to preach, whenever that is, do exactly whatever they say.


The Only True Israelo-Christians The Palestinians
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You Know Evil When it Would Try to Bulldoze the Blessed Virgin Mary herself
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Hippolytus of Rome: The Extant Works and Fragments: Exegetical (Roberts-Donaldson translation)

And the Lord said: "And I will bring the waters of the flood upon the earth to destroy all flesh," etc.
Hippolytus, the Targumist expositor, said: The names of the wives of the sons of Noah are these: the name of the wife of Sem, Nahalath Mahnuk; and the name of the wife of Cham, Zedkat Nabu; and the name of the wife of Japheth, Arathka. These, moreover, are their names in the Syriac Targum. The name of the wife of Sem was Nahalath Mahnuk; the name of the wife of Cham, Zedkat Nabu; the name of the wife of Japheth, Arathka.

Therefore God gave intimation to Noah, and informed him of the coming of the flood, and of the destruction of the ruined (wicked).

And God Most High ordered him to descend from the holy mount, him and his sons, and the wives of his sons, and to build a ship of three storeys. The lower storey was for fierce, wild, and dangerous beasts. Between them there were stakes or wooden beams, to separate them from each other, and prevent them from having intercourse with each other. The middle storey was for birds, and their different genera. Then the upper storey was for Noah himself and his sons--for his own wife and his sons' wives.
Noah also made a door in the ship, on the east side. He also constructed tanks of water, and store-rooms of provisions.

When he had made an end, accordingly, of building the ship, Noah, with his sons, Sem, Chain, and Japheth, entered the cave of deposits.

And on their first approach, indeed, they happily found the bodies of the fathers, Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kainan, Mahaliel, Jared, Mathusalach, and Lamech. Those eight bodies were in the place of deposits, viz., those of Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kainan, Mahaliel, Jared, Mathusalach, and Lamech.

Noah, moreover, took the body of Adam. And his sons took with them offerings. Sem carried gold, Chain myrrh, and Japheth frankincense. Then, leaving the cave of deposits, they transferred the offerings and the body of Adam to the holy mount.

And when they sat down by the body of Adam, over against paradise, they began to lament and weep for the loss of paradise.

Then, descending from the holy mount, and lifting up their eyes towards paradise, they renewed their weeping and wailing, (and) uttered an eternal farewell in these terms: Farewell! peace to thee, O paradise of God! Farewell, O habitation of religion and purity! Farewell, O seat of pleasure and delight!

Then they embraced the stones and trees of the holy mount, and wept, and said: Farewell, O habitation of the good! Farewell, O abode of holy bodies!

Then, after three days, Noah, with his sons and his sons' wives, came down from the holy mount to the base of the holy mount, to the ship's place. For the (ark) was under the projecting edge of the holy mount.
And Noah entered the ship, and deposited the body of Adam, and the offerings, in the middle of the ship, upon a bier of wood, which he had prepared for the reception of the body.

And God charged Noah, saying: Make for thyself rattles of boxwood (or cypress). Now ????? is the wood called Sagh, i.e., Indian plane.

Make also the hammer (bell) thereof of the same wood. And the length of the rattle shall be three whole cubits, and its breadth one and a half cubit.

And God enjoined him to strike the rattles three times every day, to wit, for the first time at early dawn, for the second time at mid-day, and for the third time at sunset.

And it happened that, as soon as Noah had struck the rattles, the sons of Cain and the sons of Vahim ran up straightway to him, and he warned and alarmed them by telling of the immediate approach of the flood, and of the destruction already hasting on and impending.

Thus, moreover, was the pity of God toward them displayed, that they might be converted and come to themselves again. But the sons of Cain did not comply with what Noah proclaimed to them. And Noah brought together pairs, male and female, of all birds of every kind; and thus also of all beasts, tame and wild alike, pair and pair.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Look up, your redemption is at hand: Mount Ararat or Mount Judi?

Mount Ararat or Mount Judi?

Where did Noah's Ark land? The Bible says: "the mountains of Ararat" .... The Qur'an says: "the heights". Which one? Are they the same place or are they different? Is the Ark at both of these locations? I have received several letters from concerned Christians and Muslims. I tried to look at this objectively and found some interesting things.

Mount Ararat seems to be the easier mountain to find, possibly from the large amount of information about Mount Ararat and all the "famous" searches at that location.

Mount Judi seemed to be a little harder to find. However, through the help of personal and Web friends, I believe I have found some information which is accurate and revealing!


Mount Ararat

Mount Ararat Known in Turkey as "Agri Dagh", Mount Ararat represents the Bible's location for Noah's Ark. To be specific and clear, the bible says the following:
Genesis 8:4 "Then the ark rested ... on the mountains of Ararat." (NKJV)
Note that the bible does not specifically say, Mount Ararat. However, this being the highest place in the mountains of Ararat lends itself to become the biblical location and thus the area of intense Ark searches by many Christians.

Mount Judi

Known in Turkey as "Cudi Dagh", Mount Judi represents the Qur'an's location for Noah's Ark. First and foremost, be careful when discussing the location of Mount Judi! There is truly a lot of confusion over its location. What I mean is this:

Actual Mount Judi


The following is taken from the article by Bill Crouse in Archaeology and Biblical Research,Noah's Ark: Its Final Berth Vol. 5, No. 3. Summer, 1992.
Map Cudi Dagh is located approximately 200 miles south of Mt. Ararat in southern Turkey almost within eyesight of the Syrian and Iraqi borders.11 The Tigris River flows at its base. The exact co-ordinates are 37 degrees, 21 minutes N., and 42 degrees, 17 minutes E. In literature it has also been called "Mt Judi", "Mt. Cardu", "Mt. Quardu", "the Gordyene mountains", "Gordian mountains", "The Karduchian mountains", "the mountains of the Kurds", and to the Assyrians: "Mt. Nipur "(see photo #1) . It is also important to note that at times this mountain has even been called "Mt. Ararat". At about 7000 feet altitude it is not a terribly high mountain, though it is snow-capped most of the year. The current edition of the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ISLAM lists it as "over 13,000 feet and largely unexplored." We are unsure of the exact altitude, but it seems strange that it would not be noted on our modern aerial navigation map if it were 13,000 feet!
Most modern maps do not show the location of Cudi Dagh. It is, however, located about 25 miles from the Tigris River (see map), just east of the present Turkish city of Gizre and still within the bounds of the Biblical region of Ararat (Urartu).12
Cudi Dagh overlooks the all-important Mesopotamian plain and is notable for its many archaeological ruins in and around the mountain. There are also many references to it in ancient history.13 Sennacherib (700 B.C.), the Assyrian king, carved rock reliefs of himself on the side of the mountain (see photo #2).14 The Nestorians (a sect of Christianity) built several monasteries around the mountain including one on the summit called "The Cloister of the Ark". It was destroyed by lightning in 766 A.D.15 The Muslims later built a mosque on the site. In 1910, Gertrude Bell explored the area and found a stone structure still at the summit with the shape of a ship (see photo #3) called by the locals "Sefinet Nebi Nuh" "The Ship of Noah". Bell also reports that annually on September 14, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sabians and Yezidis gather on the mountain to commemorate Noah's sacrifice.16 As late as 1949 two Turkish journalists claimed to have seen the Ark on this mountain, a ship 500 feet in length!17

Questionable Mount Judi

For clarity I add this sensational article from the London Observer:
The Observer (London)
16 Jan 1994
'Arkologists' claim to have found Noah's Ark
By Martin Wroe
LONDON -- Noah's Ark has been found on the Turkish-Iranian border, 32 kilometres from Mount Ararat, according to the leader of a team of scientists that has been investigating the site for six years.
The Turkish government is so convinced by the findings that, after years of intransigence, it has designated the site one of special archaeological interest and agreed to its excavation next summer.
Buried Ark The remote site contains a buried, ship-like object, resting an altitude of 2,300 metres.
At 170 metres long and 45 metres wide, it conforms almost exactly to the 300 cubit by 50 cubit boat that God told Noah to build, according to Genesis 6 in the Bible.
On surrounding terrain, the American and Middle Eastern scientists have identified huge stones with holes carved at one end, which they believe are "drogue-stones," dragged behind ships in the ancient world to stabilize them. Radar soundings indicate unusual levels of iron-oxide distribution.
Salih Bayraktutan, head of geology at Turkey's Ataturk University, estimates the age of the 'vessel' at more than 100,000 years.
"It is a man-made structure and for sure it is Noah's Ark."
The site is directly below the mountain of Al Judi, named in the Qur'an as the Ark's resting place.
Map David Fasold, an American shipwreck specialist with no religious affiliation, has led the investigation. He says subsurface radar surveys of the site have produced "very good pictures."
"The radar imagery at about 25 metres down from the stern is so clear that you can count the floorboards between the walls."
He believes the team has found the fossilized remains of the upper deck and that the original reed substructure has disappeared.
But the findings have infuriated the scores of Christian Ark-hunters who travel to Turkey, convinced the Ark will only be found on Mount Ararat.
Fasold, who calls himself an "Arkologist," also argues that it was not a great flood that pushed the Ark into the mountains. He says it was "an astronomical event causing a tectonic upheaval, a tidal bore causing gravitational pull in the ocean waters that forced the boat into the mountains."
Some of Fasold's team of geophysicists and geologists are reserving final judgement until the excavation and carbon-dating.
But in a British TV series on the environment next month, team member Vendyl Jones, a Middle East archeologist and inspiration for film character Indiana Jones, says it is "between maybe and probably" that they have found Noah's Ark.
As you see in the drawing, the "buried ship" or the item discussed above is located south of Mount Ararat by 20 miles.
Additionally, as indicated by the drawing, Mount Judi is locate 30 miles south of Lake Van which is 200 miles south of Mount Ararat.

Ararat-Judi Reconciliation

Even with the above information, could Mount Ararat and Mount Judi be the same location? Bear with me and let's see.....

Taken from Charles Berlitz, The Lost Ship of Noah, we find the following:
Mount Judi, Spelled Cudi-Dagh in Turkish means "highest" or "the heights" in Arabic and for this reason a number of people in Eastern Turkey, including some Islamic scholars, think Al Judi refers to Ararat. But Cudi-Dagh is actually located south of Lake Van, rising to a height of 7700 feet. The local tribesmen there maintain that the Ark drifted to a high point in the Cudi mountain chain and that the remains of it are still on the top of Cudi-Dagh, the highest mountain in the area. ....
There is a mountain named Judi. There is a mountain named Ararat. They are both located within the bounds of the Biblical region of Ararat (Urartu). It is very possible that both the Bible and the Qur'an speak in unison on this issue. Could it be that both Mount Ararat and Mount Judi are the same location? As you can see, some of today's authors use the two words and locations interchangeably regarding the location of the Ark.
In peace, I submit to you that the Qur'an location of "the heights" and the Bible location of the "mountains of Ararat" are the same location even though there are two different mountains named as such. The location that is currently studied and the highest location in the Ararat region is Mount Ararat. It is this mountain that can be identified by both holy books as the mountain that Prophet Noah's Ark rested. As always, I humbly say, inshaa Allah (let it be according to God's will). 

Matthew 24 - As in the days of Noah

At the destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman general Titus in A.D. 70, only the leader of the Pharisees Rabbi Jochanan ben Zacchai escaped by his cowardly act of murder and deception after already having incited the Jews to the second worst act of rebellion against God by actually cursing God in God’s own temple. The first worst act of rebellion was to commit the double crime of Deicide murdering God’s own Messiah Jesus Christ and Perfidy never repenting of that Deicide. While setting the rest of the Jews at each other he faked his own death and secretly arranged to be and was so removed alive from the city during the siege that destroyed the temple and the city of Jerusalem.

Jochanan ben Zacchai then asked for and received the sponsorship and help of the Roman Emperor Vespasian and with that then reorganized the Satanic Priesthood of the Naasseni (the Babylonian sect of the Jews which were the Haburah the serpent worshippers), i.e the Pharisees’ Sanhedrin, in Jamnia (Yavneh).

His successor, Rabbi Gamaliel (II), circa 90 A.D., continued the curses against Christ and the Christians made in the temple by the Jew Satan Worshippers, the Naasseni. This was originally just before the destruction of the temple by the Roman General Titus.  This was the "curse against the noẓerim and the minim" (Christ and the Christians) added to the Eighteen Temple Benedictions then. This was the abomination of desolation that Jesus Christ warned about in Matthew 24. It has been recited at every "authorized" synagogue since then – ALL OF THESE SYNAGOUES ARE THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN. EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM IS THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION.

At Jamnia the Satanic cult of Pharisee Rebbis led by Rabbi Gamaliel (II), supposedly on the authority of the first Gamaliel who taught Saul and interceded for the Christians decades earlier, spouted the wide mouth frog vitriol and claimed to close the canon of Scripture against (the so called by Jamnia only) “apocryphal books” which were in fact the real Old Testament Canon of Scripture of the Biblical original Hebrew text and the Septuagint text which was faithful to that, and also against the New Covenant (New Testament) Scriptures which were the Gospels and the Book of the Acts and the Epistles and the Book of the Revelation all of which proclaimed the Truth that Jesus is the Immortal Son of God and the Messiah of God in the flesh confessed by Jew and Gentile Christian alike.

At the Roman siege of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. God’s judgment fell on the bloody and Satanic Jews, which the Christians escaped, having been prophetically forewarned by Christ to flee the abomination of the desolation and did so and fled to Pella directly East of the Jordan in the Decapolis area before it occurred.

The Christians flourished while the judgment of God came upon the Jews which just increased the furor of the always bloody and perfidious and demonically hardened of heart Jews clinging to their crime of Deicide hoping to secure favor from Satan (the Naas of the Naasseni  which was the Satanic Jews’ Priesthood of Babylon, the Jews Haburah, from the 6th century B.C. and was called the sect of the Pharisees at the time of Our Only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and which persecuted Him unto death – but He rose again.

Another Satanic Hoax of the Apostate Jews.

2005 Announcement anticipating their bloody stunts to fake the coming of the Apostate Jews’ false messiah which is in actuality the Antichrist, the Dajjal, the Yiddish ha maschiah. It was supposed to all have happened by 2007 (2008 at latest) since that was 40 years from the Jews bloody invasion of the Noble Sanctuary in 1967, these are part of the prophetically forewarned wars of the Antichrist. Biblically, forty years is a “generation.” That false timeline of the Jews had been geared for that forty year period to gain the support of the Apostate Christian Zionist sect of damned heretics – it has led to the Anglo-American support of the Antichrist’s wars against God and God’s people, Christian and Muslim alike in the Middle East and around the world. God will judge America and England without mercy for the complete merciless actions of the United States and Great Britain. False Antichrist Israel Gog and Magog of the Zionist Jews is destined ONLY for everlasting perdition in hellfire with Satan their ruler forever.

Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri - "With the help of G- d [Kaduri means the Devil, belial, Satan, Iblis], the soul of the Mashiach [Kaduri means a demon or even Satan himself] has attached itself to a person in Israel." See Note 1 at the bottom.

“ba” in Graeco Egptian Pagan Necromantic Sorcery is the soul of a human being, the nephesh or psuche. “ka” is a demon from Satan, or in the worst form of Satanic possession is a fallen angel or even Satan himself.

The following is the power source of the Jews and Judaism, known as “superforce” in the Apostate Vatican and is the core of Freemasonry (including especially in Washington D.C. politics all of which are owned by the Freemasonic influence) and is the central Diabolic preternatural presence in Mormonism and the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the rest of all of the Diabolic cults in the world.

That is the pagan Graeco Egyptian destruction of the “immaculate children” by ripping their entrails out to secure the demon (the “ka”) supposedly attached to the young infant’s soul (the “ba”) this is the most horrid necromantic sorcery performed by murdering children (any of these three young babies-children: preborn ripped from the mother’s womb, or just after birth, or a young child). This is the core of the Jews’ blood murder of children down through the ages and the Jews’ (Alan Guttmacher and the rest of the Jews who perpetrated abortion of Gentiles) foisting upon the world the abomination of abortion. This was the core of the cults that worshipped Satan by murder blood sacrifice in the ancient world. Included are the cults of Moloch and Chemosh in the Levant and Melkart of Carthage (Hercules of Greek pagan religion) and the rest stretching from the ancient world into the 6th century A.D. in the Mediterranean and continued to the present by Jews’ in secrecy (the so called blood libel – it is no libel, it is all true).  


Christ foretells the destruction of the temple: with the signs that shall come before it, and before the last judgment.  We must always watch.

1 And *Jesus being come out of the temple went away.  And his disciples came to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And he answering, said to them: Do you see all these things?  Amen, I say to you, *there shall not be left here a stone upon a stone that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he was sitting on Mount Olivet, the disciples came to him privately, saying: Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the consummation of the world?
4 And Jesus answering, said to them: *Take heed that no man seduce you:
5 For many will come in my name saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many.
6 And you shall hear of wars, and rumours of wars.  See that ye be not troubled.  For these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in places.
8 Now all these are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 *Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall put you to death: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be scandalized, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many.
12 And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold.
13 But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world, for a testimony to all nations, and then shall the consummation come.
15 *When therefore, you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by **Daniel, the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand.
16 Then let them that are in Judea flee to the mountains:
17 And let him that is on the house top, not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 And let him that is in the field, not go back to take his coat.

19 And woe to them that are with child, and that give suck in those days.
20 But pray that your flight be not in the winter, or on the *sabbath.
21 For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be.
22 And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect, those days shall be shortened.
23 *Then if any man shall say to you: Lo, here is Christ, or there: do not believe him.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if it were possible) even the elect.
25 Behold, I have told it to you before hand.
26 If therefore, they shall say to you: Behold he is in the desert: go ye not out: Behold he is in the closets, believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and appeareth, even unto the west: so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 *Wheresoever the body shall be, there shall the eagles also be gathered together.
29 *And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be moved:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn: *and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with great power and majesty.
31 *And he shall send his Angels with a trumpet, and a great voice: and they shall gather together his elect, from the four winds, from the farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them.
32 Now learn a parable from the fig-tree: when its branch is now tender, and the leaves come forth, you know that summer is nigh.
33 So also you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Amen, I say to you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
35 *Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour no one knoweth, no not the Angels of heaven, but the Father alone.
37 *And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And they knew not till the flood came, and took them all away: so also shall the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field: the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill: the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
42 Watch ye, therefore, because you know not at what hour your Lord will come.
43 But this know ye, *that if the master of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open.
44 Wherefore be ye also ready, because at what hour you know not, the Son of man will come.
45 Who, thinkest thou, is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath set over his family, to give them meat in season?
46 *Blessed is that servant, whom, when his lord shall come, he shall find so doing.
47 Amen, I say to you, he shall set him over all his goods.
48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart: My lord is long a coming:
49 And shall begin to strike his fellow-servants, and shall eat, and drink with drunkards:
50 The lord of that servant shall come, in a day that he expecteth not, and in an hour that he knoweth not:
51 And shall separate him, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites.  *There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

1 - 3:  Mark xiii. 1 - 4.; Luke xxi. 5 - 7.
1:  A.D. 33.; Mark xiii. 1.; Luke xxi. 5.
2:  Luke xix. 44.
3:  Matthew v. 1. John vi. 3.
4 - 8:  Mark xiii. 5 - 8.; Luke xxi. 8 - 11.
4:  Jer. xxix. 8.; Ephes. v. 6.; Coloss. ii. 18.
5:  Matthew xxiv. 11, 24.; Jer. xiv. 14.
7:  II Par. xv. 6.; Is. xix. 2.
9 - 14:  Mark xiii. 9 - 13.; Luke xxi. 12 - 19.
9:  Matthew x. 17.; Matthew x. 21, 22.; Luke xxi. 12.; John xv. 20.;  John xvi. 2.
11:  Matthew xxiv. 5, 24.; II Peter ii. 1.; I John iv. 1.
13:  Matthew x. 22.
14:  Matthew xxvi. 13.; Mark xvi. 15.; Col. i. 5,6,23.
15 - 22:  Mark xiii. 14 - 20. Luke xxi. 20 - 24.
15:  Mark xiii. 14.; Luke xxi. 20. --- ** Dan. ix. 27.
17, 18:   Luke xvii. 31.
19:  Luke xxiii. 29.
20:  Acts i. 12.
21:  Daniel xii. 1.; Apoc. xvi. 18.
23 - 25:  Mark xiii. 21 - 23.
23:  Mark xiii. 21.; Luke xvii. 21, 23.
24:  Matthew xxiv. 5, 11.; Dt. xiii. 1.; Apoc. xix. 20.; II Th. ii. 9.
27:  Luke xvii. 24.
28:  Job xxxix. 30.; Luke xvii. 37.
29 - 31:  Mark xiii. 24 - 27.; Luke xxi. 25 - 28.
29:  Isai. xiii. 10.; Acts ii. 20.; Apoc. vi. 12,13.; Is. xxxiv. 4.; Ezech. xxxii. 7.; Joel ii. 10.; Joel iii. 15.; Mark xiii. 24.; Luke xxi. 25.; 
30:  IV Esr. xiii. 32; Zach. xii. 12.; Apoc. i. 7.; Matthew xvi. 27.; Matthew xxvi. 64.; Daniel vii. xiii.; Mark viii. 38.;  Luke ix. 26.; Apoc. xiv. 14.
30, 31:  I Thess. iv. 16.
31:  1 Cor. xv. 52.; 1 Thess. iv. 15.; Matthew xiii. 41.; Isaiah xxvii. 12, 13.
32, 33:  Mark xiii. 28, 29.; Luke xxi. 29 - 31.
33:  James v. 9.; Apoc. iii. 20. 
34, 35:  Luke xxi. 32, 33.  
34 - 36:  Mark xiii. 30 - 32.  
34:  Matthew xxiii. 36. 
35:  Matthew v. 18.; Mark xiii. 31.; II Peter iii. 12.; Psalm ci. 27.; Psalm cxviii. 89. 
36:  Matthew xxv. 13.; Zach. xiv. 7.; Mark xiii. 32, 35.; Acts i. 7.   
37 - 39:  Luke xvii. 26, 27.  
37:  Gen. vii. 7.; Luke xvii. 26.
38:  Luke xx. 34.; Gen. vii. 13.  
40, 41:  Luke xvii. 34, 35. 
42:  Matthew xxiv. 50.; Matthew xxv. 13.; Mark xiii. xxxiii.
43, 44:  Luke xii. 39, 40.
43:  Mark xiii. 35.; Luke xii. 39.
45 - 51:  Luke xii. 42 - 46.
45:  Ps. ciii. 27
46:  Apoc. xvi. 15.
47:  Matthew xxv. 21, 23.
48:  Matthew xxv. 19: II Peter iii. 4.
49:  Dt. xxi. 20. 
50:  Matthew xxiv. 42.
51:  Matthew viii. 12.; Matthew xiii. 42.; Matthew xxv. 30.



Ver. 1.  After the fatigues of preaching and teaching, Jesus towards evening left the temple, as it is in the Greek, eporeueto apo tou ierou, and went towards Mount Olivet, where he was accustomed to spend his nights, as we learn from S. Luke, c. xxi. v. penult.  Jans. — His disciples came to shew him the buildings, not moved by curiosity, for they had seen them frequently before, but by pity; because he had on a former occasion, and only just before in Jerusalem, threatened the destruction of the temple and city, hoping that the splendour and magnificence of so fine a structure, consecrated to God, might alter his determination, as S. Hilarius observes.  But the anger of God, provoked by sins, is not to be appeased with stones and buildings.  He therefore answered them: (Jans.)

Ver. 2.  Do you see all these things?  Examine again and again all this magnificence, that the sentence of heaven may appear more striking. — A stone upon a stone.  We need not look on this as an hyperbole.  The temple burnt by the Romans, and afterwards even ploughed up.  See Greg. Naz. orat. ii. cont. Julianum, Theodoret l. iii. Histor. c. xx. &c.  Wi. — Julian the apostate, wishing to falsify the predictions of Daniel and of Jesus Christ, attempted to rebuild the temple.  For this purpose, he assembled the chief among the Jews, and asking them why they neglected the prescribed sacrifices, was answered, that they could not offer any where else but in the temple of Jerusalem.  Upon this he ordered them to repair to Jerusalem, to rebuild their temple, and restore their ancient worship, promising them his concurrence in carrying on the work.  This filled the Jews with inexpressible joy.  Hence flocking to Jerusalem, they began with scorn and triumph to insult over the Christians.  Contributions came in from all parts.  The Jewish women stripped themselves of their most costly ornaments.  The emperor opened his treasures to furnish every thing necessary for the building.  The most able workmen were convened from all parts; persons of the greatest distinction were appointed to direct the work; and the emperor's friend, Alipius, was set over the whole, with orders to carry on the work without ceasing, and to spare no expense.  All materials were laid in to an immense quantity.  The Jews of both sexes bore a share in the labour; the women helping to dig the ground, and carry away the rubbish in their aprons and gowns.  It is even said that the Jews appointed some pick-axes, spades, and baskets, to be made of silver, for the honour of the work.  Till this time the foundations and some ruins of the walls had remained, as appears from S. Cyril, in his catechism xv. n. 15. and Euseb. Dem. Evang. l. viii. p. 406.  These ruins the Jews first demolished with their own hands, thus concurring to the accomplishment of our Saviour's prediction.  They next began to dig a new foundation, in which many thousands were employed.  But what they had thrown up in the day, was, by repeated earthquakes, the night following cast back again into the trench.  When Alipius the next day was earnestly pressing on the work, with the assistance of the governor of the province, there issued, says Ammianus Marcellinus, such horrible balls of fire out of the earth near the foundations, as to render the place inaccessible from time to time to the scorched workmen.  And the victorious element continuing in this manner obstinately bent, as it were, to drive them to a distance, Alipius, thought proper to abandon, though reluctantly, the enterprise.  This great event happened in the beginning of the year 363, and with many very astonishing circumstances is recorded both by Jews and Christians.  See the proofs and a much fuller account of this astonishing event, which all the ancient fathers describe as indubitable, in Alban Butler's life of S. Cyril of Jerusalem, March 18th.  Thus they so completely destroyed whatever remained of the ancient temple, that there was not left one stone upon another; nor were they permitted by heaven even to begin the new one.  Maldonatus.

Ver. 3.  Tell us, when shall these things be?  and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the consummation of the world?[1]  We must take good notice with S. Jerom, that three questions are here joined together.  1. Concerning the destruction of Jerusalem; 2. of the coming of Christ; 3. of the end of the world.  Christ's answers and predictions in this chapter, are to be expounded with a reference to the three questions.  This hath not been considered by those interpreters; who expound every thing here spoken by Christ of the destruction of Jerusalem; nor by others, who will have all understood of his coming to judgment, and of the end of the world.  Wi. — It is probable the apostles themselves did not understand that they were asking about two distinct events.  Being filled with the idea of a temporal kingdom, they thought that Christ's second coming would take place soon; and that Jerusalem, once destroyed, the Messias would begin his reign on earth.

Ver. 4.  And Jesus answering.  Various are the interpretations given here.  Some will have it refer to the destruction of Jerusalem, which took place, A.D. 70; and others, to the end of the world.  That of S. Chrys. seems to be very conformable to the context, and is followed by many.  He explains all, to the 23d verse exclusively, of what shall precede the destruction of Jerusalem; nor is there any circumstance which cannot easily be referred to that event, as will appear from a careful and attentive observation of the history of the Jews, and of the Church at that time, in the writings of Josephus and Eusebius.  Even the preaching of the gospel to the whole world, which seems to favour the contrary explanation, is by the same father said to have taken place before the destruction of Jerusalem.  S. Paul tells the Colossians, that even in his time the faith was spread all over the world.  The abomination of desolation may be explained of the Roman soldiery, or, of the seditious zealots, who, by their murders and other atrocities, polluted the temple.  See Josephus, b. 4. and 5. of the Jewish war.  As deicide was a crime peculiar to the Jews and exceeded every other crime, their punishment was severe above measure.  Had the Almighty punished them to the full of what they had deserved, not one of the Jews would have escaped.  But as he formerly would have spared Sodom and Gomorrha, had there been found therein ten just men to avert the impending ruin; so shall these days of affliction be shortened for the sake of some who believe.  The verses subsequent to the 22d, are explained by S. Chrys. of the second coming of Christ, previous to the general judgment.  Jans. — Such as wish for a more particular explanation of every thing preceding the 23d verse, how it applies to the Jews, may consult the concordance of Jansenius, who thus concludes his observations: "Hitherto we have explained all things of the destruction of Jerusalem, which prophecies, though they principally regarded the times of the apostles, may be of use to us in two ways.  1. It will confirm our faith, when we see clearly fulfilled whatever was distinctly foretold of this people; and may serve to increase our fears, when we reflect, that what is immediately added concerning the day of judgment, shall be fulfilled with the same rigorous exactitude and certainty.  It is another effect of divine Providence for the increase of our faith, that this prophecy, which was to take place with regard to Jerusalem, is not mentioned by S. John, who lived long enough to see it accomplished, but by the other evangelists, who died long before the event.  2. It should animate us in the practice of virtue, and gratitude to reflect, that whatever tribulations happen to the Church, or throughout the earth, all co-operate to the advantage of the elect.  Such as will be good, have nothing to fear."  Jans.

Ver. 5.  For many will come.  One of these was Simon Magus, who in the Acts (c. viii. v. 10.) is mentioned as calling himself the power of God; hence the apostle S. John (1 ep. ii. 18,) says, and as you have heard that Antichrist cometh, even now there are become many Antichrists.  By Antichrists I understand heretics, who, under the name of Christ, teach doctrines different from Christ; neither is there any reason for us to be surprised, if many be seduced, since our Lord declares that many will be seduced.  S. Jerom. . . .  This alone will be sufficient for us to know the false doctrines taught by Antichrist, when they assure us that they are Christ; for we do not read in any part that Christ said so of himself.  The miracles he performed, the doctrines he taught, and the virtues he on every occasion exhibited, were proofs sufficient to convince us that he was the Christ.  There is need of the assistance of God to overcome the snares laid for us by hypocrisy.  Origen. — Among these impostors were one Theodas, (Acts v. 36,) the impious Egyptian, (Acts xxi. 38,) Judas of Galilee, Menander, and several others who preceded the destruction of Jerusalem; but many more will precede the destruction of the world.  This therefore is the first sign, the seduction of many souls from the true faith by heresies, and is common to both events.  Jans. — See much more in Barradius, tom. iii. l. 9, c. 2, where he collects various illustrations from Josephus and profane authors.  M.

Ver. 6.  Shall hear of wars.  Most authors understand this second sign of the Jewish wars which preceded the ruin of Jerusalem; others of the wars of Antichrist, previous to the end of the world.  Both are very probable.  The first is proved from history, and from the events; the latter, from what we learn from the Apocalypse, will certainly happen.  M. — These things must happen, as is said of scandals and heresies, not absolutely, but considering the malice of man, and the decree of God, by which he had determined to punish the Jews.  Maldonatus.

Ver. 7.  And there shall be, according to the proverb, loimoV meta limon, plague after famine, both natural daughters of war, with intestine divisions, earthquakes, and other calamities; the third sign. . . .  As the bodies of men generally grow weak and faint previously to dissolution, so will it be with the earth before the destruction of the world; so that this inferior globe will be shaken with unusual convulsions, as if making its last effort for existence.  The air filled with destructive vapours will turn to the ruin of men, and the earth exhausted of its natural fertility, will refuse its accustomed support to the sons of Adam.  Hence will arise wars and famines, insurrections, rebellions, and mobs; some driven on by famine and want, others by ambition and avarice.  But if the corrupted heart of man shall refuse to depart from its evil ways, these calamities shall be increased; for all these are only the beginnings of more dreadful sorrows.  Origen.

Ver. 9.  Then shall they deliver you up, &c.  The fourth sign, common to both these events, shall be the persecution raised against the Church, which will be two-fold; it will regard both body and soul.  See Luke xxi. 12.  Mark xiii. 9.  All this happened to the apostles previously to the siege of Jerusalem, as well as to the martyrs in subsequent times.  A similar persecution, attended probably with additional severity, will most probably be the lot of the faithful during the reign of Antichrist.  The calamities, bloodshed, and utter ruin which took place at the destruction of the city and temple of Jerusalem, are a figure of the still more dreadful calamities, bloodshed, and ruin to be expected towards the end of the world; and which should be frequently present to our minds.  The late learned and venerable prelate Walmesly admonishes all parents to stand prepared for the bloody trial themselves, and to teach their children to be ever ready to meet, with Christian resignation, the awful and approaching event; for the rest of the world, as we learn from revelation, will be taken by surprise, as the people at the deluge.  Yes, this last may literally be styled a bloody trial; for the Church, which was purified with blood, began in blood, increased in blood, and will end in blood.
                        Sanguine mundata est ecclesia, sanguine cœpit,
                        Sanguine succrevit, sanguine finis erit.
The last chapter of the Apocalypse, which is the last communication of the divine will to man, is deserving our frequent and very attentive perusal.  In it Jesus Christ, by his repeated warnings, wishes to awaken us to a sense of that day of general retribution, saying: surely I come quickly: behold I come quickly: and my reward is with me, to render to every man according to his works.  (Behold the merit of good works proceeding from faith and charity.)  With what earnestness have the servants of God, in every age, prayed with S. John: (ibid) Come, Lord Jesus; come, put a final end to the reign of sin and Satan; come, admit thy elect, who have been purified in the waters of the great persecution, and in the blood of the Lamb, to thy heavenly bosom; to that happy sanctuary and asylum, where no hunger or thirst, no scorching heat of the sun, no fiery temptation will any more reach or molest them; where the sigh and the groan will not be heard; where all tears will be wiped away from every eye, and where they will be inebriated at the torrent of immortal delights, and will see and enjoy the Lord Jesus, without any apprehension of offending him, for ever and ever.  A.

Ver. 11.  And many false prophets shall rise, like those lying teachers mentioned by S. Peter, (2nd Ep. c. ii. v. 1) who shall bring in sects of perdition, (i.e. heresies destructive of salvation) bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

Ver. 12.  And because iniquity hath (literally, shall) abounded, shall arrive at its height, the charity of many, carried away by the force of bad example, will grow cold; and scarcely, even among Christians, will a person be found willing to assist Christians, lest he may be known for a Christian.  Of this we have an example, 2 Tim. iv. 16, At my first answer, no man stood with me, but all forsook me: may it not be laid to their charge; but the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me.  Maldonatus.

Ver. 13.  But he that shall persevere to the end, in the midst of this trying and afflicting scene, in faith and charity, (or as it is in the Greek; he that shall preserve his patience to the end, o upomeinaV, proof against heresies, persecutions, hatreds, or scandals) shall be saved.  To perseverance alone this promise is made; for, non quæruntur in Christianis initia sed finis.  Tert.  A part of this prediction was, beyond all doubt, accomplished with regard to the faithful, in the first persecutions raised by the Jews against the infant Christian Church; but the entire and literal completion of it is reserved for the latter times.

Ver. 14.  This gospel . . . shall be preached in the whole world, to serve as a testimony to all nations, of the solicitude of heaven in having the doctrine of salvation announced to them.  This then is a fifth sign, and not till then shall the consummation come. — And then shall the consummation come.  The end of the world, says S. Jerom.  The destruction of Jerusalem, says S. Chrys. and others.  Wi. — If the final destruction of Jerusalem be here meant, the gospel had been preached throughout the major part of the then known world.  See Rom. x. and Colos. i. 6, 23.  If the end of the world, there is the greatest probability that the true faith will have been announced to every part of the globe, before that period.

Ver. 15.  The abomination of desolation was first partly fulfilled by divers profanations of the temple, as when the image of Cæsar was set up in the temple by Pilate, and Adrian's statue in the holy of holies, and when the sacrifices were taken away; but will be more completely fulfilled by Antichrist and his precursors, when they shall attempt to abolish the holy sacrifice of the mass.  S. Hyppolitus, in his treatise de Anti-Christo, mentioned by Eusebius, S. Jerom, and Photius, thus writeth: "The churches shall lament with great lamentations, because there shall neither be made oblations, nor incense, nor worship grateful to God. . .  In those days the liturgy (or mass) shall be neglected, the psalmody shall cease, the reciting of Scripture shall not be heard." — The prophet Daniel (xii. 11.) calculates the reign of Antichrist, from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away; which, by able commentators, is understood of the sacrifice of the mass, which Antichrist will endeavour to suppress. — The abomination of desolation,[2] or the abominable desolation.  Instead of these words, we read in S. Luke, (xxi. 20.) When you shall see Jerusalem surrounded by an army.  Christ said both the one and the other.  But the words in S. Luke, seem rather to give us a sign of the ruin of Jerusalem, than of the end of the world. — Spoken of by Daniel, the prophet.  The sense is, when you shall see that very prophecy of Daniel literally fulfilled hereafter.  What follows in the prophecy of Daniel, confirms this exposition; when the prophet adds, that the desolation shall continue to the end; that the Jews from that time, shall be no more the people of God, for denying their Messias; and that they shall put the Christ to death.  But what then was this desolation, which by the following verse, was to be a sign to the Christians to fly out of Judea?  Some expound it of the heathen Roman army, approaching and investing Jerusalem, called the holy city.  Others understand the profanation of the temple, made by the Jews themselves, a little before the siege under Vespasian; when the civil dissensions, those called the Zealots, had possessed themselves of the temple, and placed their warlike engines upon the pinnacles; and a part, at least, of the temple was defiled with the dead bodies of those killed there.  It was at that time that the Christians, according to Christ's admonition, left Jerusalem and Judea, and fled to Pella, beyond the river Jordan.  See Euseb. l. iii. Hist. c. v.  Wi.

Ver. 16.  Then let those.  It is well known that this prophecy was verified to the letter, in the destruction of Jerusalem.  For, as the Roman army advanced, all the Christians who were in the province, forewarned by divine admonition, retired to a distance, and crossing the Jordan, took refuge in the city of Pella, situated in Trachonitis, and became subjects of king Agrippa, who was in amity with the Romans.  Remigius.

Ver. 17.  Not come down, into the house.  They had no occasion, as Mauduit and others seem to suppose, to throw themselves from the roof, for the Jews had usually stairs on the outside of their houses.  V.

Ver. 20.  In the winter: an inconvenient season for flying away. — Or on the sabbath, when it was lawful to travel only about a mile.  Wi. — Pray to God that you may be enabled to escape those evils, and that there may be no impediment to your flight.  Estius in dif. loca.

Ver. 22.  No flesh: a Hebraism for no person; denoting that no one would have escaped death, had the war continued.  Wi. — All the Jews would have been destroyed by the Romans, or all the Christians by Antichrist.  Maldonatus. — From this place, Jesus Christ foretells the coming of Antichrist, and forewarns Christians of latter ages, to guard all they can against seduction.

Ver. 23.  Lo, here is Christ.  These words are very aptly applied by Catholics to the conventicles of heretics; and would Christians attend to the injunctions of their divine Master, Go ye not out:believe it not, we should not see the miserable confusion occasioned in the Catholic Church [which, the Catholic Church, is not defined by "Rome" but by adherence to apostolic doctrine], by unsteady Christians; who are guilty of schism, in forsaking the one true fold, and one shepherd, to follow their blind and unauthorized leaders (typologically this refers to Gnostics and Judaizing heretics or those which blaspheme God with false doctrines such as Freemasonry and its embrace of Satan.).  E. MOST ESPECIALLY we are warned here not to have anything to do with the false shepherd(s) who will come at the end nor any with them nor those who follow them - see here: Concerning the false prophets and the False Prophet, i.e. the primary ones and the False Prophet himself, Huchede quotes the conclusion in accord with the full consensus of the Church Fathers, The Antichrist - Chapter 2 - ARTICLE II - 2.His Apostles  "...he will not be a king, nor a general of an army, but a clever apostate, fallen from the episcopal dignity. From being an apostle of the Gospel he will become the first preacher of the false messiah." These are the current Antipopes since 1958 (John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II, Benedict XVI), and all of the episcopal leaders with them (Episcopus meaning Bishop, especially the Bishops [Antipopes] of Rome fallen from the faith).

Ver. 26.  Behold he is in the desert.  This prediction of false Christs, may be understood before the destruction of Jerusalem, but chiefly before the end of the world.  Wi. — As we have mentioned above, in note on verse 5.

Ver. 28.  Wheresoever the body,[3] &c.  This seems to have been a proverb or common saying among the Jews.  Several of the ancient interpreters, by this body, understand Christ himself, who died for us; and they tell us, that at his second coming the angels and saints, like eagles, with incredible swiftness, will join him at the place of judgment.  Wi. — When he shall come to judgment, all, as it were by a natural instinct, shall fly to meet him, and receive their judgment.  S. Hilary understands this literally; that where his body shall hang upon the cross, there will he appear in judgment, i.e. near the valley of Josaphat; in which place the prophet Joel (c. iii. v. 2,) declares, that the general judgment shall take place.  T.

Ver. 29.  The sun shall be darkened, &c.  These seem to be the dreadful signs that shall forerun the day of judgment. — The stars shall fall, not literally, but shall give no light.  Wi. — According to S. Austin, by the sun is meant Jesus Christ; by the moon, the Church, which will appear as involved in darkness.

Ver. 30.  The sign of the Son of man, &c.  The Fathers generally expound this of the cross of Christ, that shall be seen in the air.  Wi. — This sign is the cross, much more resplendent than the sun itself.  Therefore the sun hides its diminished head, whilst the cross appears in glory; because the great standard of the cross, excels in brightness all the refulgent rays that dart from the meridian sun.  S. Chrys. hom. lxxvii. — The Jews, looking upon him whom they had pierced, now coming in the clouds of heaven with power and exceedingly great glory, shall have great lamentations.  Bitterly will they weep over their misery, in having despised and insulted him on a cross, who ought to have been the object of their veneration, adoration, and love.  S. Chrys. hom. lxxvii.

Ver. 34.  This generation; i.e. the nation of the Jews shall not cease to exist, until all these things shall be accomplished: thus we see the nation of the Jews still continue, and will certainly continue to the end of the world.  T. — Then the cross, which has been a scandal to the Jew, and a stumbling-block to the Gentile, shall appear in the heavens, for the consolation of the good Christian.  Hoc signum crucis erit in cœlo, cum Dominus ad judicandum venerit. — If it be to be understood of the destruction of Jerusalem, the sense may be, this race of men now living; if of the last day of judgment, this generation of the faithful, saith Theophylactus,[4] shall be continued: i.e. the Church of Christ, to the end of the world.  Wi. — This race, I tell you in very truth, shall not pass away till all this be finally accomplished in the ruin of Jerusalem, the most express figure of the destruction and end of the world.  V. — By generation, our Saviour does not mean the people that were in existence at that time, but the faithful of his Church; thus says the psalmist: this is the generation of them that seek the Lord.  Ps. xxiii, v. 6.  S. Chrys. hom. lxxvii. The final destruction of Jerusalem shall come at the end of the age when Jerusalem shall have become the center of Antichrist's short lived empire; then shall Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ at His Second Coming raise and judge all men in the flesh here on earth at the general judgment of all men by the just judge, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ver. 35.  Shall pass away:  because they shall be changed at the end of the world into a new heaven and new earth.  Ch.

Ver. 36.  No man knoweth . . . but the Father alone.  The words in S. Mark (xiii. 32.) are still harder: neither the angels, nor the Son, but the Father.  The Arians objected this place, to shew that Christ being ignorant of the day of judgment, could not be truly God.  By the same words, no one knoweth, but the Father alone, (as they expound them) the Holy Ghost must be excluded from being the true God.  In answer to this difficulty, when it is said, but the Father alone, it is certain that the eternal Son and the Holy Ghost could never be ignorant of the day of judgment: because, as they are one and the same God, so they must hove one and the same nature, the same substance, wisdom, knowledge, and all absolute perfections.  2. It is also certain that Jesus Christ knew the day of judgment, and all things to come, by a knowledge which he could not but have, because of the union by which his human nature was united to the divine person and nature.  See Colos. ii. 3.  And so to attribute any ignorance to Christ, was the error of those heretics called Agnoitai.  3. But though Christ, as a man, knew the day of judgment, yet this knowledge was not due to him as he was man, or because he was man, but he only knew the day of judgment, because he was God as well as man.  4. It is the common answer of the fathers, that Christ here speaks to his disciples, only as he was the ambassador of his Father; and so he is only to know what he is to make known to men.  He is said not to know, says S. Aug.[5], what he will not make others know, or what he will not reveal to them.  Wi. — By this Jesus Christ wished to suppress the curiosity of his disciples.  In the same manner after his resurrection, he answered the same question: 'Tis not for you to know the times and the moments, which the Father has placed in his own power.  This last clause is added, that the apostles might not be discouraged and think their divine Master esteemed them unworthy of knowing these things.  Some Greek MSS. add nor even the Son, as in Mark xiii. 32.  The Son is ignorant of it, not according to his divinity, nor even according to his humanity hypostatically united to his divinity, but according to his humanity, considered as separate from his divinity.  V.

Ver. 37-38.  And as it was.  The same shall take place at the coming of the Son of man at the last day, as at the general deluge.  For, as then they indulged their appetites, unmindful of the fate that was attending them, gamounteV kai ekgamizonteV, marrying and given in marriage, solely occupied with the concerns of this life, and indifferent to those of the next; so shall it be at the end of the world.  They are not here accused of gross sins, but of a supine security of their salvation, as is evident from what follows.  Jans.

Ver. 39.  And they thought not of the deluge, though preached and predicted by Noe, (which rendered their ignorance and incredulity inexcusable) till it came and swept them all away.  So shall it be at the coming of the Son of man.  S. Luke adds, (c. xvii, v. 28,) likewise as it was in the days of Lot; they shall be eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, i.e. totally immersed in worldly pursuits.  Hence the apostle; when they shall say peace, viz. from past evils, and security, viz. from future, then shall destruction come upon them on a sudden.  But some one may ask, how can there possibly be all this peace, all this security, when the evils mentioned above, famines, wars, plagues, earthquakes, and particularly the darkness of the sun, &c. &c. are presages calculated to strike with panic and consternation minds the most thoughtless and giddy?  I answer, that the wicked are chiefly designed here, who in the midst of the afflictions and alarms of the good, will still indulge in their pleasures and luxuries, like cruel soldiers, whilst the peaceable inhabitants are plundered.  S. Jerom adds, that the world for some time before its final dissolution, will be freed from all those calamities.  As to what is said (v. 29,) of the darkness of the sun and moon, these are circumstances that refer to the very coming of the judge.  Jans.

Ver. 40.  Then of two men, who shall think of nothing less than of going to appear before God, one shall be taken to be placed among the number of the elect, and the other shall be left condemned to eternal fire with the damned, on account of his crimes.  V. — This example of the men in the field, and of the condition and disposition of men at the period of the deluge, strongly expresses how unexpectedly these evils will rush in upon mankind; and the subsequent account of the two women grinding in the mill, shews how little they were solicitous for their salvation.  We are, moreover, taught by these examples, that some of all states and conditions will be saved, whether rich or poor, in ease or labour, or decorated with all the various degrees of worldly honour.  The same is mentioned in Exodus, c. xi, v. 5.  From the first-born of Pharao, who sitteth on his throne, even to the first-born of the handmaid that is at the mill, . . . every first-born shall die.  S. Chrys. hom. lxxviii.

Ver. 41.  Two women.  Slaves of both sexes were employed in grinding corn.  Of these, one shall be carried up to heaven by angels, the other shall be left a prey to devils, on account of her bad life.  V. — In many ancient MSS. both Greek and Latin, what we read in S. Luke, (xvii. 34.) of two men in the same bed, one shall be taken, and the other shall be left, is here added.

Ver. 42.  Watch ye, therefore.  That men might not be attentive for a time only, but preserve a continual vigilance, the Almighty conceals from them the hour of their dissolution: they ought therefore to be ever expecting it, and ever watchful.  But to the eternal infamy of Christians be it said, much more diligence is used by the worldly wise for the preservation of their wealth, than by the former for the salvation of their immortal souls.  Though they are fully aware that the Lord will come, and like a thief in the night, when they least expect him, they do not persevere watching, nor guard against irreparable misfortune of quitting the present life without previous preparation.  Therefore will the day come to the destruction of such as are reposed in sleep.  S. Chrys. hom. lxxviii. on S. Mat. — Of what importance is it then that we should be found watching, and properly attentive to the one thing necessary, the salvation of our immortal souls.  For what will it avail us, if we have gained the whole world, which we must then leave, and lose our immortal souls, which, owing to our supine neglect to these admonitions of Jesus Christ, must suffer in hell-flames for all eternity?  A.

[1]  V. 3.  S. Jer. on this place, says, Interrogant tria: quo tempore Jerusalem destruenda sit: quo venturus Christus: quo consummatio sæculi futura sit.

[2]  V. 15.  Abominationem desolationis. Bdelugma thV erhmwsewV.  The same words are in the Sept.  Dan. ix.  See S. Jerom on this place, and S. Chrys. hom. lxxvi. and lxxvii. in Matt.

[3]  V. 28.  Corpus; in most Greek copies, ptwma, cadaver.  See again S. Jerom, and S. Chrys. hom. lxxvii, p. 492.

[4]  V. 34.  Generatio hæc.  Theophylact, h genea twn cristianwn.

[5]  V. 36.  S. Aug. l. 83. QQ. quæst. 60. tom. 6, p. 33.  Ed. Ben. dicitur nescire filius, quia facit nescire homines, i.e. non prodit eis, quod inutiliter scirent.  See the same S. Aug. l. 1. de Trin. c. xii. tom. 8, p. 764 and 765. and lib. de Gen. cont. Manich. c. xxii. p. 659. tom. 1.

Note 1: Jesus said: John v. 43. "I am come in the name of my Father, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive." This is Jesus telling us that the Antichrist will be an Apostate Jew leading Apostate Jews.


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